Preparations for the installation of the Watauga County Veteran’s Memorial are underway in downtown Boone.

Foundation work is currently being carried out by Town of Boone staff.

The Memorial, designed and constructed by local artist Suzie Hallier is on schedule to be installed prior to the annual Fourth of July parade, with the unveiling scheduled to take place the morning of the parade.

On Monday, May 28th at the Boone Mall, the High Country Chapter Military Officers Association of America, the Boone Mall and the Watauga Community Band will host the 12th annual observance of Memorial Day in the High Country. Representatives will be in attendance to answer questions about or receive donations for the Memorial. To learn more or to donate, visit or